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Five years of wasteful universal free prescriptions

Welsh Conservatives have condemned the Welsh Government’s universal free prescription policy, as it celebrates its fifth anniversary.It will be five years since all items became dispensable for free on Monday 2nd April 2007.

Disappointing news for Wylfa B

Commenting on the news that E.ON and RWE have withdrawn plans to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey, Russell George AM, Shadow Minister for the Environment, said:"This is obviously disappointing news for Wales’ renewable energy sector, although hope for the future of Wylfa remains strong.

Welsh families hit hardest by Council Tax rises

Welsh Conservatives today held a debate about the impact that the UK’s highest Council Tax rises will have on Welsh families.Welsh Government figures confirm that households in Wales are facing the highest Council Tax bills in the UK.

Labour’s PIP implant blank cheque

Commenting on a report by the Commons Health Select Committee, which criticises the Welsh Government’s policy of replacing PIP breast implants for free, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:"The cross party select committee has recognised the need for the Welsh Government to rethink its policy on this issue.

Green Investment Bank bid colossal failure

Welsh Labour’s failure to put forward a robust bid for the Green Investment Bank, cost the Welsh economy £3billion, Welsh Conservatives claimed today. Cardiff’s bid was amongst the cities rejected at the very first stage, including the bids of Torbay, Bicester and Hull.

Welsh Government’s failure by numbers

Welsh Conservatives today accused the First Minister of acting like Nero, dithering and dawdling his way through a year in office.After three terms and almost a year since the Assembly elections, Welsh Conservatives today published Welsh Labour’s worst failings.

Welsh Conservative rally

The Welsh Conservative rally has taken place in St Asaph; one of Britain's newest cities.Speeches will be available here.

Budget for work and business will support economy

Commenting on today’s budget announcement, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies AM, said: "This is a budget that rewards work, backs business and will support the economy, while benefiting tens of thousands of families the length and breadth of Wales."

TB U-turn is a betrayal of rural Wales

Commenting on the Environment Minister’s statement on ‘A Programme for Eradicating Bovine Tuberculosis in Wales’, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs Antoinette Sandbach AM, said: “The Minister has today hamstrung the eradication programme by abandoning culling, despite voting in favour of that policy less than a year ago."